Scamming also takes place with the so-called agency fees (or: office costs, rental costs etc.). A broker may only charge such fees when the broker is not working for the landlord at the same time, and has actively searched for a house for you. Most of the time, this is not the case. It is very important to read the rental contract and any other documents you are requested to sign very carefully, as the broker could include a provision stating that you requested him to search for an apartment. Our team at Belastingsadviseurs Eindhoven is happy to review such documents for you.